Position Title: Heritage Presenter I (Visitor Reception/Information)
Generic Work Description Title: Heritage Presenter I
Location: Fort Simpson, NT
Business Unit – sub-unit: Southwest NWT Field Unit, Nahanni National Park Reserve
Language Requirement: Bilingual Imperative (BBB/BBB)
Type of Employment: Seasonal
Duration OR Length of Season: FTE: 0.25 – Approximately 13 weeks per year, normally from June to August.
Rate of Pay From $ 40,304 to $ 45,371 per year (currently under review)
Maximum Isolated Post Allowance Ft Simpson, NT
Work Profile: Delivers interpretive presentations, programs and activities to provide visitors of the park with opportunities to discover, appreciate, learn about and enjoy the place and its natural and/or cultural resources and understand their significance to Canada.
Area of Consideration: Persons working or residing within a 551 kilometer radius of Fort Simpson, NT including Hay River, NT, Fort Smith, NT and Yellowknife, NT, who have legal status to work in Canada.
Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.
In accordance with honouring our obligations, formal and informal agreements with local Aboriginal groups, preference may be give to qualified First Nations and Métis people from the Dehcho region.
Distances caluclated from Natural Resources Canada: http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/geography-boundary/geographical-name/11680
Selection process Number: 2012-PKS-WNC-NWT-462-EX
Applications must be recieved on or before:
Tuesday May 28, 2013 at 5 o’clock p.m. MST
Contact: Dorothy Stearns, Visitor Experience Manager
Submit your application to: Christen Turner, Human Resources
By e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
By fax to 867-872-4181
Your application should clearly demonstrate that you meet all the requirements for the position and must include: your résumé; your cover letter demonstrating clearly how you meet the requirements of the position; indicating your preferred official language for correspondence and assessment; copies of proof of education or certification.
Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the Education and Experience factors listed in the Statement of Qualifications (see below). Applicants must list both of these factors in their cover letter, and then write one or two paragraphs for each demonstrating how they meet these factors by providing concrete examples. Please note that it is not sufficient to only state that these factors are met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Resumes will be used as a secondary source to validate the experience described in the cover letter.
Failure to clearly demonstrate in your cover letter how you meet the Education and Experience factors found on the Statement of Qualifications (see below), may result in the rejection of your application.
Normally, applicants will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.
Statement of Qualifications
Language Requirements: Bilingual Imperative (BBB) Education: A secondary school diploma or PSC approved alternatives or acceptable combination of education, training, experience or traditional knowledge relevant to position.
Note: Acceptable combination of education, training and experience: Two years of secondary school or PSC approved alternatives;
AND Successful completion of a minimum of one (1) course relevant to the duties of the position (e.g., courses taken through continuing education facilities, colleges, universities, professional or governmental organizations or employers including training provided by Aboriginal elders or groups that may include but are not limited to courses in heritage interpretation, communications, public speaking, performing arts);
AND A minimum of three (3) months experience working in the fields of education, interpretation, and/or outreach communications.
1. Experience in paid or volunteer work that entailed direct contact and communication with the public, including phone, email and face-to-face interactions;
2. Experience in delivering messages/information to groups in face-to-face situations with the purpose of education, engagement, entertainment and/or motivation;
3. Experience in handling cash;
4. Experience in public outreach, especially in theatre/performing arts, heritage interpretation, adult education, museum education or storytelling.
1. Knowledge of Parks Canada and its mandate;
2. Knowledge of communication, presentation and interpretive techniques such as storytelling, demonstration, theatre programs or guided walks;
3. General knowledge of Canada’s natural and/or cultural heritage as it relates to Nahanni National Park Reserve;
4. Knowledge of public safety issues relating to Nahanni National Park Reserve;
5. Basic knowledge of services, activities and facilities specific to Nahanni National Park Reserve.
1. Adaptability - Adapting in order to work effectively in ambiguous or changing situations, and with diverse individuals and groups (proficiency level 3: Adapts to widely varied needs);
2. Analytical Thinking - Analyzing and synthesizing information to understand issues, identify options, and support sound decision making (proficiency level 2: Identifies critical relationships in information);
3. Client Focus - Providing service excellence to internal and/or external client (proficiency level 3: Provides added value);
4. Continuous Learning - Identifying and addressing learning and developmental needs to enhance own performance (proficiency level 2: Seeks learning opportunities);
5. Creativity and Innovation - Generating viable, new approaches and solutions (proficiency level 2: Modifies current approaches);
6. Initiative - Dealing with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise (proficiency level 3: Addresses imminent issues/ opportunities);
7. Managing Resources - Manages resources (time, financial, human, physical and information resources) to achieve planned goals (proficiency level 2: Proactively assists and involves others);
8. Partnering - Seeking and building alliances that further the organization’s objectives (proficiency level 4: Communicates complex messages).
Personal Suitability / Leadership Attributes
1. Exercises sound judgment;
2. Personally connects with others;
3. Shares Parks Canada’s vision;
4. Makes things happen;
5. Demonstrates integrity;
6. Strives for excellence;
7. Takes responsibility.
Conditions of Employment Obtain and maintain a Reliability security clearance; May be required to undergo and pass pre-placement medical checks (When position is located in an area classified as isolated and remote, a pre-employment medical examination of an individual and his/her dependents may be required)
Operational Requirements Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform; Willingness to work and/or travel in varied terrain, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation; Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays, when required; Willingness to work from various locations;
Selection Process NotesParks Canada is committed to the principles of diversity and employment equity under the Employment Equity Act, and strives to ensure that our workforce reflects the diverse nature of Canadian society. We encourage women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of a visible minority group to self-identify in their cover letter.
The Public Service of Canada is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection and appointment processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to this process, please advise the organization's representative of your need for accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.
In accordance with paragraph 8(2)(a) of the Privacy Act, information or material, whether provided directly by the candidate or otherwise obtained by the selection board, used during the selection process for the purpose of assessing a candidate may be used as part of the selection review and recourse processes. Such relevant information may be provided to third parties, such as other candidates or their representatives, who have a legitimate reason to be aware of that information.